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Gender: M Pronunciation: nye-al Meaning of Niall: "cloud" Origin of Niall: Irish

Niall is pronounced nye-al--something like Neil, but this Irish spelling of the name makes it much more current and cool.

This is an ancient name borne by several of the high kings of Tara, the most famous of whom was the powerful semi-mythological fifth century king known as Niall of the Nine Hostages, ancestor of all the O'Neills and MacNeills that followed.

Niall Ferguson is a respected English historian, one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2004.

Famous People Named Niall

Niall of the Nine Hostages, High King of Ireland
Niall James Horan, Irish singer
Niall Campbell Douglas Ferguson, Scottish historian
Niall John Quinn, Irish footballer
Niall Matter, Canadian actor
Niall Joseph Sheehy, Irish actor
Niall Macfarlane Mackenzie, Scottish motorcycle racer
Niall John O'Brien, Irish cricketer
Niall MacGinnis, Irish actor
Niall McGinn, Northern Irish footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Niall

Niall Rafferty, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Niall Mithrilen, character in "Sims" series
Niall, Character in the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
Niall Brigant, fairy on TV's "True Blood"

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